Day: May 13, 2012

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Designing High Quality Health Sites

Introduction As a health professional devoted to nursing informatics, I have spent years designing and teaching others how to design high quality, ethical, appealing and user-friendly health related web sites. To break into this niche, there are a few considerations to incorporate into your marketing approach. Ensure Ethics and Usability It’s a given fact. More […]

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Planning Your First Web Site: Sitemap

Planning your first web site can seem like a daunting task, and in a way, it is. Careful and practical planning can make the job much easier – not to mention, more fun to boot! It is very helpful to write down a schematic plan before you even think about learning to code, or to […]

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Planning Your First Web Site: Structure

Planning your first web site can seem like a daunting task, and in a way, it is. Careful and practical planning can make the job much easier – not to mention, more fun to boot! The second step in your design plan should be deciding your site structure. In the first series article, you were […]

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Planning Your First Web Site: Genre

Planning your first web site can seem like a daunting task, and in a way, it is. Careful and practical planning can make the job much easier – not to mention, more fun to boot! In the first step (Part I of this series) , you were advised to list the contents of your sitemap. […]

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Planning Your First Web Site: Colors

An important part of designing your first web site is choosing your colour palette. Color is a big part of any website´s overall message, image, and “feel”. Your palette should match the mood.Color is a big part of any website´s overall message, image, and “feel”. Color is one of the first things to hit people […]

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Planning Your First Web Site: Navigation

Excellent websites combine well thought-out layout, navigation, graphics and content. Without clear and logical navigation, the most visually appealing site: even those with loads of valuable content, fall short. It is crucial that your visitors can easily get around your site. Navigation is like the nervous system of our bodies. It connects everything else, allowing […]

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Planning Your First Web Site: Images

Once you have gone through the preliminary steps of planning your step (to recap, planning your sitemap, structure, genre, colors, layout, and navigation) it is time to choose the images that you will include with your content and to enhance the layout of your site. Choosing appropriate and legal images can be a fun part […]

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Planning Your First Web Site: Content

Great websites have common components. The design, layout, graphics and CONTENT are all carefully created and coordinated. You may have noticed the emphasis on content. You can have a clever design and layout with eye-candy graphics and draw lots of visitors. But will they keep coming back? Maybe. Without great content though, the chances are […]

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